All Spiegelberg ventricular ICP probes combine two functions in one product: ICP measurement and drainage. Because the technology is in the monitor and not in the probe, the ICP probes are particularly non-sensitive and are noted for their durability. All ICP probes can also be used directly because they do not require zeroing. Spiegelberg ICP probes are available as tunnel or bolt versions and are MR-compatible at 1.5 and 3 Tesla.
The Spiegelberg tunnelling Silverline®ventricular probe is surgically tunnelled from the burr hole with the included trocar with thread tip. To facilitate the tunnelling, the air pouch of the probe is equipped with a slender connector that is connected to the trocar with the thread tip.
The Spiegelberg Silverline® ventricular probe with cranial bolt is fixed in the cranial bone with a cranial bolt. After making a burr hole and opening the dura, the probe is placed in the ventricle with the bolt in place. Then the bolt is pushed down to the burr hole and screwed into the cranial bone. Now the Silverline® ventricular probe can be fixed with the clamping nut. The drainage tube is connected with the included Luer Lock connector and then to a drainage set with a Luer Lock connector. The air tube is connected to the Spiegelberg ICP monitor.
The Spiegelberg True tunnelling Intraventricular Probe is an intracranial pressure-measuring probe that is surgically tunnelled from the burr hole with the trocar with thread tip. The air tube of the probe is fitted with a connector to enable tunnelling. It is attached to the trocar with thread tip along with the drainage tube. After tunnelling the trocar is removed. The air tube is then connected to the Spiegelberg ICP monitor with the extension. The drainage tube must be connected with the Luer Lock connector and thus to a drainage kit.
The Spiegelberg ventricular probe measures the intraventricular pressure using an Air-Pouch mounted in the distal end of a dual lumen probe. A lumen transmits the pressure to the ICP monitor, and the second lumen drains the CSF.
The Spiegelberg tunnelling parenchymal probe is a probe with trocar used for measuring the intraparenchymal pressure. The probe is inserted into the parenchyma through a burr hole and is surgically tunnelled from the burr hole with the trocar. To facilitate the tunnelling, the air tube is fitted with a connector that attached to the trocar. After tunnelling, the trocar is removed and the air tube is connected to the Spiegelberg ICP monitor with the extension. The tunnelling parenchymal probe is fixed to the skin with a suturing flap.
The Spiegelberg parenchymal probe is used to measure the intracranial pressure in the parenchyma. The probe is placed in the parenchyma through a burr hole. The Spiegelberg parenchymal probe is fixed to the skin with a suturing flap.
The Spiegelberg parenchymal probe with cranial bolt measures the intracranial pressure in the parenchyma. The probe is placed in the parenchyma with a bolt that is screwed into the cranial bone.
The Spiegelberg epidural probe is designed for postoperative application after a major trepanation. The probe is placed directly under the bone flap. After mobilisation of a sufficiently large area of the dura, the Spiegelberg epidural probe can be inserted between the dura and the cranial bone through a burr hole.